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  2. JDK-6528878

RFE: hs_err_pid.log files need to contain date and time of the crash

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      hs_err_pid.log files used to report date and time of the crash and
      how long the process had been running by the following two lines:
      (The following was created by a 1.4.2_06 release.)

      Local Time = Tue Jan 09 15:30:42 2007
      Elapsed Time = 8136

      Beginning with Java 1.5.0 both pieces of information have been dropped
      from the hs_err_pid.log files, unfortunately. While the "Elapsed time"
      item may be negociable, the date and time of the crash is regarded
      vitally important for matching other pieces of information, e.g.
      crash dump files. The only information available is the time stamp of
      the file "hs_err_pid.log" itself.

      The time stamp of the hs_err_pid.log files however could get easily
      modified. For example, files are sent around by mail, especially sent
      into Sun Microsystems for service reasons. The only way to prevent
      the date information from modification is zipping the file/s into an
      archive, which will need to be requested explicitly.

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              Assignee:
              coleenp Coleen Phillimore
              Reporter:
              thlenz Thomas Lenz (Inactive)
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